Holiday Toy Preview on CBS New York

Looking for a sneak peak of the holidays’ hottest toys? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht spoke to CBS 2 New York about what toys and games are expected to be hot sellers this holiday season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the holidays, check out our complete holiday gift guide.


  • Children’s animated Netflix series, Beat Bugs, has captured the attention of children and parents around the world!
  • Kids will be filled with wonder and joy as their interactive Singing Figures magically come alive and sing along with Beat Bugs Season 1 episodes on Netflix and the Beat Bugs Alive App.
  • The figures light up and their mouths move when they sing.
  • Place them near your TV or mobile device to hear them sing along with Beat Bugs Season 1 Netflix episodes and the Beat Bugs Alive App.
  • Push the button on their stomachs to immediately hear them sing 3 different songs made famous by the Beatles.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available:  Target


  • Perform death-defying tricks on the Nitro Circus Giganta Ramp. Pull the rip cord and send your extreme stuntman character down a harrowing incline.
  • Alter their fate at a moment’s notice by moving the adjustable launch ramp! Will they undergo a deadly wipe out or execute a perfect landing? The fate of your stuntman is in your hands.
  • Watch augmented reality elements come to life in real-time. This interactive play set is compatible with the Nitro Circus app!
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: August 2017 at Target, Amazon, Toys “R” Us


  • Enchantimals are a group of lovable girls (who are half animal) who have a special bond with their animal best friends and even share some of the same characteristics.
  • Choose from Enchantimals dolls and animal friends themed to a bunny, fox, skunk, peacock, deer, and more.
  • Fun touches and unique accents add whimsy to each character: rabbit ears for the Bree Bunny doll or striped hair for the Sage Skunk doll.
  • Play out all kinds of enchanting stories with these enchanted friends, and collect them all to build out a world of Enchantimals.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $8.99
  • Available: Fall 2017 at Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon



  • Kids can bring home an adorable baby tiger to love, play with, and care for as their own.
  • Make a noise or give a loud jungle roar and Tyler will roar back in response.
  • Kids can enjoy playtime with him using his play chicken.
  • Tyler features more than 100 sound and motion combinations with sensors on his forehead, back, and muzzle allowing him to respond to touch in fun ways.
  • Kids can pull him up close to snuggle thanks to his posable back legs, or nuzzle his cheek and he’ll respond with expressive eyes, sounds, and tail movements.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart,


  • The main vehicle seen in Cartoon Network’s animated series Ben 10, the Rustbucket is a two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a giant three-level play set standing more than 2 feet tall.
  • It’s packed with action features, allowing kids to create their own adventures with all of the Ben 10 basic action figures (sold separately).
  • Features include an alien transformation chamber, plasma blaster, “alien-vator,” grabbing claw, alien lab, and more.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Spirit & Lucky Deluxe Feeding Set, inspired by DreamWorks Animation Television’s new series, Spirit Riding Free, is the ultimate horse and doll play experience!
  • This set comes with a 11.5-inch Lucky doll featuring poseable arms and legs and a 14-inch Spirit horse featuring lifelike movement and realistic horse sounds!
  • Lucky can feed Spirit carrots and Spirit will really eat them!
  • Just press the button on the back of Spirit to activate realistic mouth and jaw movement.
  • Spirit can dip his head down when it’s time to eat or drink just like a real horse!
  • Lucky comes dressed in her signature outfit and special boots from the show.
  • Lucky can ride Spirit and features poseable arms and legs so kids can move her into fun action poses!
  • Full set includes one feature Spirit horse, one poseable Lucky doll, one canteen, one bucket, four play carrots, one blanket, and a chapter book titled DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins, written by Suzanne Selfors
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Available: Fall 2017 at Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • Luvabella is a loveable, lifelike baby doll that comes in a variety of girl and boy doll options in different ethnicities.
  • Children can care, nurture, and play with Luvabella and Luvabeau using the doll’s interactive accessories and pacifier.
  • From feeding time with her spoon, play time with her Lamby, to nap time with her bottle, Luvabella will respond with natural reactions. Kids can watch her laugh, blink, purse her lips, and more.
  • Feed her with her spoon and she’ll begin to chew and learn new food words.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart


  • The Angler Attack is a toy drone that features one-touch takeoff and landing for easy indoor and outdoor flight.
  • The LED lights help with nighttime flying.
  • The drone is shaped like an Angler fish exoskeleton shell.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Toys “R” Us, K-Mart, Kohls, Meijers



  • The Stable Buddies Chestnut Horse and the Willow Unicorn 6V Plush Ride-On is fantastic for little animal lovers!
  • Both are made of a soft plush material and reaches a maximum speed of 2.5 MPH.
  • The adorable 6V ride-on features realistic horse sounds and magical unicorn sounds, music, removable bandana, and play stable!
  • Ages:
  • MSRP: $149
  • Available: fall


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